Living with depression can be incredibly tough. Depression is a mental illness characterised by a low mood over a prolonged period and is one of the most common mental illnesses Australians face today. It can be hard to know where to start if you think you or someone you know is experiencing depression, but it is important to remember that help is available.
Treating Depression at Life Resolutions
Depression can be a debilitating illness, but people truly can become well again with the right combinations of therapy, social support, and medication.
Mary Magalotti’s Advice on how to tell if a loved one is dealing with depression
Recent or past negative life experiences can bring on depression.
Depression is characterised by a prolonged (two week or more) period of sadness.
Depression can crop up again repeatedly in someone’s life. If they have previously suffered depression, they are more likely to encounter it again.
Someone with depression can seem withdrawn, or like they no longer enjoy the activities that used to make them happy.
Depression can cause a loss of motivation or inspiration in someone who previously was highly engaged in their work or study.
If someone has begun using drugs or alcohol in order to feel better, this may also be a sign of depression.
Individuals with depression may struggle to form coherent sentences or seem sluggish in their speech and movement.
What Can You Do to Help?
If you think someone you love is experiencing depression, first let them know that you are there for them and ready to talk if they would like to open up. Then, encourage themseek professional help. Any mental illness is a hard thing to manage alone, and a professional can provide guidance and expert advice.
Do Not Be Afraid to Seek Support with Life Resolutions.
If you or someone you love is suffering, remember that help is available. Contact our Life Resolutions team today to organise a telehealth or face-to-faceappointment, or visit our website for additional information.
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